St Jude Thanks & Giving Campaign: Help Fight Childhood Cancer

Posted on Dec 26 2013 - 1:21am by Susan Bewley

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With Christmas now being over, it is time for us to play with our toys and enjoy some the nice gifts we received from family and friends. While the marketing part of Christmas may be over, however, we are still in the 12 days of Christmas for those who are religious. This means you still have time to celebrate by spending time with friends, family, and also giving back to those who are in need. While I give quite a bit to the poor and in need, I also love to spend this time of year donating to other charities. One especially is very close to my heart and somewhere where I donate a bit each year – St Jude's Children's Hospital.

Most of us know St. Jude's as a cancer hospital for children, but no one truly understands the depth of care and commitment this hospital has for their patients until you have dealt with it personally. While it wasn't someone in my immediate family who stayed at St Jude's Children Hospital, it was a very dear friend to me, who lost his battle with leukemia during my 2nd year of middle school. Thinking about it, it is hard to believe that he has been gone for 13 years, but he asked if anything happened, that people please be nice to the people at the hospital, who though the world of him and his practical-joking attitude. Thinking of him, I don't know how I couldn't donate every year to the hospital. If even some of my money may make the difference of ending childhood cancer, why not?


For St Jude, this is the time of year that they really depend on donations and hope that they can help others while getting money to help cancer research and children in the hospital. Until the end of the year, you can take advantage of the St Jude Thanks & Giving campaign. In this campaign, they are working with many well known companies, including Target, Pottery Barn, Dominos, and other well known retailers to allow people to buy special items in-store or on their website that help raise money for this awesome cause. For each item sold in this collection, 50% of the retail price goes to the hospital, allowing them to continue the awesome services they provide for families in the form of research and care.

If you have some extra money from Christmas (or are hoping to get a tax write-off before the end of the year), I highly recommend checking out the awesome items available as part of the St Jude Thanks & Giving campaign. Once you have seen the awesome ornaments, toys, home items, and other amazing for items sold as part of this campaign, you will see why others are planning on making some of their after-Christmas purchases at St Jude's Children's Hospital!


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Susan Bewley is a professional writer who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not working as an online business consultant or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth, on her own novel, or working with various entities in the pet industry.

26 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Terri Carle December 26, 2013 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Everyone should do something. Cancer will not go away on it's own. Untill it hits home, maybe you won't see the need,but to each little boy or girl waiting and praying for a cure in time, they see the need! 

  2. Jessica December 26, 2013 at 10:30 am - Reply

    St. Jude is the one i save or put my pocket money in a jar to be able to give some of my money. I cant stand little childs suffering and if i can help of course!

  3. Denise Smith December 26, 2013 at 11:14 am - Reply

    thanks for sharing this i will look into this

  4. debbie campbell December 26, 2013 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    I think St. Jude's does so much good work, and these are great ways to help.

  5. Bobbi Bird December 26, 2013 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    St. Juse is the most morthy cause I can possibly think of to contribute to! So sad that there are so many children in need of this. Such a wonderful charity to help those in need!

  6. Stephen December 26, 2013 at 5:41 pm - Reply

    It's a good cause. I hope that have success with their event!

  7. debra l. December 26, 2013 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    This subject…is near and dear to my heart. My now 13 year old son lost his best friend when they were 10 years old from brain cancer.I support the cause whole heartedly and my heart breaks and I always wish I can do more to help. The ironic thing- they are having a fundraiser in February (Colleen Giblin FOundation here in NJ)- and if I were to win? I would end up donating most of anything I win from any giveaway to the tricky tray items.  There is no greater loss or heartbreak than to see your child suffer. One day we can bring on an end to this. For now? i do what I can.

    • Susan Bewley December 27, 2013 at 7:46 pm - Reply

      That’s how I am – I try doing what I can. I have helped with quite a few fundraisers for St. Jude since they do so much for the kids.

  8. lola December 27, 2013 at 6:05 am - Reply

    I am going to check this campaign!

    The elephant is super cute!

    buying nice things and also helping a great cause?! amazing!

  9. lisa December 28, 2013 at 5:05 pm - Reply

    This is the one charity that I feel strongly about. If I ever am able to help them. I will gladly do it. What they do is so important. Nobody, especially a child should have to suffer with cancer.

  10. Erika December 28, 2013 at 11:51 pm - Reply

    A wonderful charity. What many people don't realize is that the work they do helps not only St. Jude hospital's, it helps most others too. Most are part of an oncology network and they share information from their studies. 

  11. Melissa Mazzur December 29, 2013 at 9:22 am - Reply

    I love ST Judes and the excellent care they offer families at such a hard time. I encourage everyone to help!

  12. Darcy Koch December 29, 2013 at 10:58 am - Reply

    This is one of the best charities there is and one I will always donate to.

  13. tamra gibson December 29, 2013 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    I absolutely love this. I have my conerns about some places but never ST.JUDE they have made life so fun and happy for some of the sickest children I have seen. I know 2 children personally that had their dreams fullfilled through them. I pray we all can help them out.

    AWESOME for you to share this with us.

  14. donna makayak December 30, 2013 at 2:09 am - Reply

    we have heard of st judes through there campaigns on tv  and i love this you can buy these beautiful gifts and help out the same time ive been lucky me and my brothers and sisters grew up with the usual ailments.

  15. Deanna Sysco December 30, 2013 at 10:14 am - Reply

    Whit times being so hard its good to see everyone coming together and giving.It warms the heart.Thank you

  16. evelyn December 30, 2013 at 11:42 am - Reply

    God bless everyone. Hate to see children that are suffering god bless st jude

  17. Tammy Shanks December 30, 2013 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Thank God for St. Jude Hospital. This is an organazation near and dear to my heart.

  18. Christy Maurer December 30, 2013 at 6:35 pm - Reply

    I know too many children with cancer. Even if I only knew one that would be too many. I am so grateful for places like St. Jude who are helping in the fight.

  19. kamilah December 31, 2013 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    Awesome way to sponsor a campaign.

  20. Angel Reed December 31, 2013 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    I love seeing anyone support cance research ,my sister has  leukemia and we know the trials and how hard it can be, but thanks to the help of others we are staying strong. Thanks for caring.  

  21. Sue E January 4, 2014 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    This charity is really close to my heart!!  Unfortunately having first hand experience, I KNOW what these little angels are going through!  A child should NEVER have to experience this!!  What is so ironic is, that they are braver & have a better attitude than most adults I know! Besides money, they need all the prayers anyone of us can pray!!

  22. Danny Garza January 13, 2014 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    We help St. Jude Children's Research Hospital every year!! Coming soon is the 4 day-38th Annual – Minden Auction, January 30th at Noon cst thru February 2nd!!

  23. Lynn C. January 28, 2014 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    My boyfriend was born and raised in Memphis and has made me more acquainted with St. Jude's than I was before.  It is SUCH a great cause, and they do so much good for so many kids, all at no cost to the families.  I can't afford to give right now, but when I can, St. Jude's will always be at the top of my charity list.

  24. Carl L Smith Jr June 3, 2014 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the great article, awareness and information is what will one day help find a cure

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